Robert Feagan is the author of the children's novels Napachee and Mystery at Shildii Rock. He was born in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, and often accompanied his Royal Canadian Mounted Police father on patrols of the Mackenzie Delta by dog team. Feagan has lived in Yellowknife, Cambridge Bay, and Inuvik, but currently resides in St. Albert, Alberta, near Edmonton.
Napachee is tired of Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories. He is tired of the traditional Inuit hunt and of fighting with his father, who shuns snowmobiles for dog sleds and tents for igloos. When two men from the Edmonton zoo fly in to capture a polar bear cub, Napachee spies his chance at a trip to the big city, but soon discovers that life there is not what he had expected.
"This spellbinding tale envelops the reader in the fascinating life and culture of the Inuit and Invialuit. The glossary at the back of the book translates the Aboriginal words, while a map of Nunavut and the Arctic area north fo the 60th parallel covers the journey made by Napachee and Jo. Highly recommended."
"At last! A book about a teenager from the Arctic, by someone who knows what he's writing about ... Fiction that reads like fact. It should."